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Old 01-10-2008, 10:12 PM   #1
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I was just seeing if anyone was using a co2 filter on their system,and if it was worth the investment. It seems like the smaller one you get about a year of use out of it.any real benefit to this?

 
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:22 PM   #2
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I was just seeing if anyone was using a co2 filter on their system,and if it was worth the investment. It seems like the smaller one you get about a year of use out of it.any real benefit to this?
I use one, you get peace of mind, and you get great tasting beer. It's cheap insurance if you ask me.

 
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Old 01-11-2008, 05:12 AM   #3
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i see no need for one.

i've ran CO2 in aquariums for years (planted tanks) and I've never had a 'bad bottle' of CO2 mess with the fish.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:41 PM   #4
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I think they are a complete waste of money!
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:37 PM   #5
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I not only don't use one, I've never seen one in use.
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:46 PM   #6
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If you live in a podunk town like I do, you have to trade off your tanks at a welding shop, they can't refill. I've heard there can be some undesirables in these tanks, so why take the chance? Just because someone has never heard of a problem does not mean it does not exist. Here is my setup-

 
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:46 PM   #7
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I wouldn't be surprised if the CO2 for a welding shop is purer then the CO2 you'd get from a beverage place. Welders are a very peculiar bunch when it comes to the purity of the gasses they use.

 
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:09 PM   #8
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:11 PM   #9
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Gimmick IMO...
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:17 PM   #10
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I buy my gas from a welding supply place too. If there were an impurities in the gas they wouldn't have their customer base for too long. I would imagine that those impurities would show up more quickly in their work than mine. Is your filter a particulate filter or does it scrub a certain kind of gas? I would think particles would clog up welding equipment pretty quick and other gasses would cause flares, flame outs, or bad welds. I don't think they'd be in business too long if their gas did any of those.
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